Title - ‘A Sideman's Journey’ (UMe)
Artist - Klaus Voormann
If you are not in the know, in general, Klaus Voorman played bass on so many brilliant, essential albums. All Things Must Pass, Living In The Material World, The Concert for Bangla Desh, Ringo, Plastic Ono Band, Imagine. And lots of others!
Indeed, I have been waiting for DECADES to hear what he would do with his own album. He has enlisted help from his friends from all these great albums, and the result is a fun, great sounding journey through the past.
He first became involved with The Beatles back in their Hamburg days in the early 1960s. And, as mentioned, over the ensuing years he became a member of both Manfred Mann and the Plastik Ono Band and worked as a musician and producer in the UK and USA with John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton and BB King to name just some.
Since 1981, he has worked as a producer in his native Germany for many artists, including Trio (DaDaDa and many more hits) and in 2003 he published his autobiography.
On ‘A Sideman's Journey,’ he is relaxed and laid back and as on song as he ever was. In an effort to commemorate his many years in the music business, he brought all these old friends - like Dr. John, Bonnie Bramlett, Paul McCartney, Ringo, Joe Walsh and such - together to create this cracklin' set of mostly rock standards.